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Building Maintenance Operative

University of Oxford - Estates Services

Location: Oxford
Salary: £26,341 to £31,406 per annum (with a discretionary to £34,304). Grade 5
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th September 2021
Closes: 8th October 2021
Job Ref: 153171

Location: Estates Services, South Parks Road, Oxford Salary:

We are seeking a talented and motivated individual with excellent communication skills to join our team within Estates Services at the University of Oxford. This role is offered as a full time position.

The Direct Labour Organisation (DLO) provides front line maintenance support to Oxford University departments based in the University’s varied functional estate portfolio. This portfolio includes over 230 buildings comprising teaching and research spaces, libraries, museums and administrative functions. These include a large number of internationally significant buildings, such as the Grade I listed Radcliffe Camera and Bodleian Libraries, world renowned museums, such as the Ashmolean and the University Museum of the History of Science, and important research collections, such as the Oxford Botanic Gardens and Arboretum. In addition to these important heritage assets, the estate also includes a large number of highly technical science and research buildings, award winning modern architecture and an interesting collection of mid-late 20th century structures which each present their own set of challenges.

The DLO Building Team undertakes an interesting mix of reactive maintenance, c 1800 jobs per annum to these buildings, ensuring the continued provision of world class teaching, research and learning across the University and are supported by the Building Team Supervisor ensuring works are carried out safely and efficiently.

The Building Team work closely with the Conservation & Building Inspectors and Surveyors, as well as the FM Joinery Team and a number of external contractors and preferred suppliers to ensure that day to day repairs are undertaken in a timely fashion with minimum disruption to departments.

The University is seeking an individual with the relevant experience and qualifications suitable to undertake this role. You will also need to be an excellent communicator, team player and have an awareness of relevant health and safety regulations.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on Friday 8 October 2021.

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